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Barbara Schneider Special to the Journal Despite the fact that death usually kicks you in the butt and causes deep despair, most often when least expected, Miriam Weinstein in her book, “All Set for Black, Thanks,” addresses grief in a most unconventional way. Mourning is very much a part of the grieving process and this Read More

  Mary Markos Associate Editor With the presidential election closing in, the music group at Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead decided to create a show of unity and peace in the face of the fractured political atmosphere. “We were all feeling the tension and divisiveness in the world and we wanted to do something,” said Amy Read More

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Ogunquit Playhouse gets rowdy when rootin’-tootin’ seven brothers go a-courtin’ for brides in this rambunctious musical, through October 1. 10 Main St., Route 1N, Ogunquit, Maine. OgunquitPlayhouse.org.   OFF THE GRID The theater company presents Sarah Kane’s controversial play, “Blasted,” starring some of Boston’s award-winning stars, through September 17, Boston Read More

BOSTON COMEDY PROJECT Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness, (GNOCA) welcomes the Boston Comedy Project, performing its fundraiser, Friday, September 9, 7 p.m., Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. 7 p.m., light refreshments in the lobby; performance at 7 p.m.; post-show reception with the four comedians. $28. Firehouse.org. SENIOR READERS PROGRAM Firehouse Center for Read More